Spring Conference 2008: Garry L. Landreth, Filial Play Therapy

Filial Play Therapy
Friday February 22, 2008 - 8:15 am
Greenwood Inn - Calgary, AB
member price: $ 250.00
non-member price: $ 275.00
student price: $ 250.00


This two-day workshop (February 22 & 23rd) will focus on the dynamic relationship facets of Dr. Landreth’s 10 - session CPRT filial therapy training model, designed to train parents to be therapeutic agents in their children’s lives.  Using a format of didactic instruction, demonstration play sessions, required at-home play sessions, and supervision, parents are taught basic child-centred play therapy principles and skills, including tracking, responsive listening, returning responsibility to children, the ACT model of limit setting, and how to structure weekly 30-minute play sessions with their children using a special kit of selected toys. 

This is a practical "how-to" workshop that includes weekly treatment outlines, demonstrations and video segments of Dr. Landreth’s play sessions and CPRT training sessions.  Research has shown this model to be significantly effective in improving parent-child relationshiips, reducing parental stress, improving children’s self-concepts and reducing children’s problematic behaviors in a variety of populations.  CPRT’s preventative nature and relatively brief treatment time frame make this treatment model attractive in today’s mental health climate. 

Continental Breakfast & Lunches Included

Registration & Breakfast :  8:15 a.m. (Note: online registration form will only list one day.)

Workshop:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Greenwood Inn - 3515 - 26 Street N.E., Calgary, AB

* Registration Deadline (including payment to APTA) - Friday, February 15th, 2008 at 3:00 p.m.